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SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

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« Reply #760 on: 05-30-2012 20:29 »

Wow. 

There better be an attractive male butterfly fighter to balance out all the male orientated fanservice a bit.  Because let's face it, Amy and Leela will be wearing those outfits as well at some point.
Inquisitor Hein
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« Reply #761 on: 05-30-2012 22:25 »
« Last Edit on: 05-30-2012 22:33 »

Wow.  

There better be an attractive male butterfly fighter to balance out all the male orientated fanservice a bit.  Because let's face it, Amy and Leela will be wearing those outfits as well at some point.

Well...should there be male athletes, the episodes runs a great risk of being once again indoctrinated with "Only women make capable fighters" or "Women are physically superior to men in every way".

I'm not saying this will happen, but Futurama -of the great cartoon shows- bears the greatest risk of the writers to cheer for that kind of double standard with a loud "Hooray".
(On the other hand: No one forces me to watch everything the show serves wink )
MuchAdo

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« Reply #762 on: 05-30-2012 22:32 »
« Last Edit on: 05-30-2012 22:39 »

First look at 'The Butterjunk Effect'! With plot info in the blog post:

"Word around the campfire is, the episode finds Amy and Leela becoming addicted to “Nectar,” a nutritional supplement that boosts their performance in the future sport of Butterfly Derby."



Ahh.. I get the title now...

"The ButterJunk Effect"... meaning the nectar drug/drink has side effects... sounds fun.. like it could be an interesting Amy and Leela ep.

Sounds a million times more original sounding than YLL was.

Futurama seems like it's more back on track this season with original concepts and ideas... whilst re-visting old one's that the writers feel are still unfinished... i.e. the Zapp and Leela relationship.

I'm getting more and more pumped for production season seven.

Boxy Robot

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« Reply #763 on: 05-30-2012 22:48 »

I still don't see how the title makes any sense even after reading the description, "ButterJunk"?
DannyJC13

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« Reply #764 on: 05-30-2012 22:58 »

I still don't see how the title makes any sense even after reading the description, "ButterJunk"?

The sport is butterfly-related, the "Nectar" is an enhancement that helps them play the sport better, but it probably has some bad side effects, thus making it "junk". We also know it's addictive too.
Inquisitor Hein
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« Reply #765 on: 05-30-2012 23:00 »

I still don't see how the title makes any sense even after reading the description, "ButterJunk"?

"BUTTER" from Butterfly, and "JUNK" a probable hint that the mentioned substance/drug has bad "EFFECTS"
DannyJC13

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« Reply #766 on: 05-30-2012 23:05 »

The fourth podcast is out too, what does it say, what does it say?! tongue
Louiswuenator

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« Reply #767 on: 05-30-2012 23:24 »
« Last Edit on: 05-30-2012 23:25 »

Not much new explanation in the podcast apart from what we have already guessed.  hmpf

- Zoidberg and Professor are dressed up as burglars to break into Langdon Cobb's home to find dirt on him.  Nothing too surprising there.

- Leela does in fact try to seduce Zapp back away from her mom and it is implied that something goes wrong in the process.

- One of Turanga Morris' dreams is to ride all of the great sewer waves of the world.  Looks like we can expect a montage sequence here of them riding the sewage waves from underneath famous locations.

EDIT:  Those butterfly outfits are crazy!  They remind me of the almighty Monarch.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #768 on: 05-30-2012 23:26 »

- One of Turanga Morris' dreams is to ride all of the great sewer waves of the world.  Looks like we can expect a montage sequence here of them riding the sewage waves from underneath famous locations.

That's pretty smart actually.
MuchAdo

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« Reply #769 on: 05-31-2012 01:53 »

Not much new explanation in the podcast apart from what we have already guessed.  hmpf

- Leela does in fact try to seduce Zapp back away from her mom and it is implied that something goes wrong in the process.


Well I called that... although it's pretty obvious since she was on top and Zapp looks "seemingly" innocent.

I have a strong feeling Morris and Munda may not reunite just like the Van Houten's circa classic Simpsons era.
Just Fan
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« Reply #770 on: 05-31-2012 02:26 »

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- Leela does in fact try to seduce Zapp back away from her mom and it is implied that something goes wrong in the process.
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- One of Turanga Morris' dreams is to ride all of the great sewer waves of the world.
Sounds like separate A and B plots to me. Also Leela even trying to seduce Zapp may piss people off from "Zapp Dingbat". Actually, it ruins anything she and Fry has, regardless of whether seduce succeeds or not / Fry sees that lingerie scene or not.
Quolnok

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« Reply #771 on: 05-31-2012 03:21 »

Wow. 

There better be an attractive male butterfly fighter to balance out all the male orientated fanservice a bit.  Because let's face it, Amy and Leela will be wearing those outfits as well at some point.

As this is a sport called Butterfly Derby where the female athletes are dressed in revealing outfits, I suspect it to be the Futurama version of Roller Derby; which means no men will take part.
El-Man

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« Reply #772 on: 05-31-2012 04:44 »

Actually, it ruins anything she and Fry has, regardless of whether seduce succeeds or not / Fry sees that lingerie scene or not.

Unless Fry is in on it too, and knows that Leela is only doing it to get Zapp away from her mom. I hope this is the case, as Fry walking in and discovering Leela and Zapp together will set off the Old Cliché Alert.
Just Fan
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« Reply #773 on: 05-31-2012 05:04 »

It would be wise for Eric Rogers to do something like that. At least it would be different from what he has done in "Soldier Boys".
futz
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« Reply #774 on: 05-31-2012 05:09 »

I wonder if the effects of the nectar will bulk up Amy and Leela.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #775 on: 05-31-2012 05:27 »

I'm still skeptical about Zapp Dingbat. I guess we'll wait and see.

Louiswuenator

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« Reply #776 on: 05-31-2012 05:27 »

Also Leela even trying to seduce Zapp may piss people off from "Zapp Dingbat". Actually, it ruins anything she and Fry has, regardless of whether seduce succeeds or not / Fry sees that lingerie scene or not.
You people with your 20th century notions of fidelity.
Just Fan
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« Reply #777 on: 05-31-2012 05:37 »

In one of the "Volume 6" extras someone promised a fan-service consisting of Amy and Leela either kissing or sparring. It seems "The Butterjunk Effect" is a perfect episode to do that.

Also I think that female butterfly warriors were inspired by "Gwendoline", the movie. It's a nice erotic movie smile.

P.S.
BTW, sorry for my bad english. I am trying to do my best smile.

Also Leela even trying to seduce Zapp may piss people off from "Zapp Dingbat". Actually, it ruins anything she and Fry has, regardless of whether seduce succeeds or not / Fry sees that lingerie scene or not.
You people with your 20th century notions of fidelity.
At least we have some traditions of fidelity. Still...
Inquisitor Hein
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« Reply #778 on: 05-31-2012 06:20 »
« Last Edit on: 05-31-2012 06:34 »

Actually, it ruins anything she and Fry has, regardless of whether seduce succeeds or not / Fry sees that lingerie scene or not.

Unless Fry is in on it too, and knows that Leela is only doing it to get Zapp away from her mom. I hope this is the case, as Fry walking in and discovering Leela and Zapp together will set off the Old Cliché Alert.

What I would like to see (though it seems quite improbable):

- One role reversal (Leela having to chase after Fry for once, making up for a mistake) subplot. (A plot can that can be told only ONCE, though).
- She shows that "It's not what it looks like" face in said picture. Also knowing she cannot anyone expect to actually BELIEVE her.

-> I'd like the irony that in this "told only once" subplot with Leela chasing after Fry being on her seeing the need to atone for something she hasn't actually done.

Otherwise, I do hope we do NOT get to see "Van Houten MK2" in this episode.

In one of the "Volume 6" extras someone promised a fan-service consisting of Amy and Leela either kissing or sparring. It seems "The Butterjunk Effect" is a perfect episode to do that.

Should that be the case, I hope they also do not only use that fan-service for it's own sake, but also build a proper joke around it. The same way they did it in Jurrasic Bark:
Leela and Amy wrestling was not really funny, the hilarity was added by giving the random sparring absolutely no context to the plot, and having the male characters ignore them (up to the point with Fry not watching the two scantily clad women wrestling, but sends them away to make room more something as trivial as a DOGGY BASKET big grin big grin big grin )
Louiswuenator

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« Reply #779 on: 05-31-2012 06:50 »

(up to the point with Fry not watching the two scantily clad women wrestling, but sends them away to make room more something as trivial as a DOGGY BASKET big grin big grin big grin )
Well, Fry did turn down Leela twice over a physics lecture not too long ago.  tongue
Just Fan
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« Reply #780 on: 05-31-2012 07:07 »
« Last Edit on: 05-31-2012 07:27 »

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- One role reversal (Leela having to chase after Fry for once, making up for a mistake) subplot. (A plot can that can be told only ONCE, though).
- She shows that "It's not what it looks like" face in said picture. Also knowing she cannot anyone expect to actually BELIEVE her.
Remember that Leela/McZongo-crap from 6ACV22? Leela doesn't even care if Fry is jealous or something. If she feels anything subtle for Zapp / just competing with her mom, than she'll do anything she want to take him back from Munda. Fry'll receive an usual lamblike kick in the balls... just because he needs her much stronger than she needs him. Such a slave-like characterisation of F/L relationship is irritating, and it's too old now. And yes, I completely agree with you, Inquisitor: "Leela having to chase after Fry for once"-like plot is highly welcome.

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Should that be the case, I hope they also do not only use that fan-service for it's own sake, but also build a proper joke around it. The same way they did it in Jurrasic Bark:
Leela and Amy wrestling was not really funny, the hilarity was added by giving the random sparring absolutely no context to the plot, and having the male characters ignore them (up to the point with Fry not watching the two scantily clad women wrestling, but sends them away to make room more something as trivial as a DOGGY BASKET big grin big grin big grin )
Yeah, that's my favorite joke in "Jurassic Bark" big grin.
Louiswuenator

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« Reply #781 on: 05-31-2012 07:27 »

I find your lack of faith disturbing.  tongue

Really though, I don't think it's as drastic as you make it out to be.  Fry has grown out of his borderline stalker-ish dependency since the movies, and if anything Leela now depends on him being around more than he does her.
Just Fan
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« Reply #782 on: 05-31-2012 07:57 »

I find your lack of faith disturbing.  tongue
Just update your ignore-list, and you'll be fine... smile
Louiswuenator

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« Reply #783 on: 05-31-2012 08:11 »

Just update your ignore-list, and you'll be fine... smile
Naw, I didn't mean it like that.  Trust me, I share your cynicism but I'm trying to be optimistic. smile
Just Fan
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« Reply #784 on: 05-31-2012 08:16 »

Yep, I'll try to be optimistic as well. At least we'll see some F/L "On" in "A Farewell to Arms"... smile
Louiswuenator

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« Reply #785 on: 05-31-2012 08:27 »

Agreed.  You know, it's funny how this is a news thread but it predictably goes off on the F/L tangent every other page.
Just Fan
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« Reply #786 on: 05-31-2012 08:36 »

BTW, is it time to create a new Futurama News thread? Or this one can be kept open until the premiere?
Louiswuenator

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« Reply #787 on: 05-31-2012 08:53 »

I think it has to be remade after the 20 page limit but I'm not sure.

Dang!  I really wish I had a DVR so I could record all of these Futurama ads Comedy Central is putting on!  I just saw one that showed a bunch of stuff I hadn't seen before.
MuchAdo

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« Reply #788 on: 05-31-2012 08:54 »

True.. we are at page 20.. but it's so close... I'd keep this one open until the new episodes start.

Just my opinion.
Just Fan
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« Reply #789 on: 05-31-2012 08:59 »
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Dang!  I really wish I had a DVR so I could record all of these Futurama ads Comedy Central is putting on!  I just saw one that showed a bunch of stuff I hadn't seen before.
Can you tell us what stuff did you seen exactly? You may also use the spoiler tag. Just in case. smile

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I'd keep this one open until the new episodes start.
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Louiswuenator

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« Reply #790 on: 05-31-2012 09:22 »

Can you tell us what stuff did you seen exactly? You may also use the spoiler tag. Just in case. smile
Eh, it's nothing spoiler worthy, but they flash the clips at you so fast it's kinda hard to remember.  [racking brain]  Okay, I saw Leela fall completely into that puddle we saw with the tentacles but oddly enough there were no tentacles (she just fell) and no Fry.  Also I remember seeing Bev fall over on top of Bender in the PE lounge at night.
TheMadCapper

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« Reply #791 on: 05-31-2012 14:07 »

True.. we are at page 20.. but it's so close... I'd keep this one open until the new episodes start.

Just my opinion.

Good idea.

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